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DCR On-Street Parking Program 

Effective May 1, 2021, DCR is implementing an on-street paid meter program on several parkways and roadways. Please observe and adhere to all posted signs.

Find a Park 

Come out and enjoy the fresh air!

DCR Lifeguarding 

Lifeguards are professional rescuers, trained to help prevent injuries and to respond in an emergency to help save a life. As part of a team, lifeguards must work together to calmly and efficiently manage crisis situations.

With a commitment to water safety, the Department is in need of certified lifeguards and head lifeguards to work at our many pools as well as at our inland and ocean beaches. If you think you've got what it takes to work as part of our lifeguard team, check out the information in this guide and apply today!

Visit Massachusetts State Parks 

Ready to explore the great outdoors? Check out Massachusetts state parks.

Department of Conservation and Recreation Permits 

You can get short-term and long-term permits to do a variety of activities in state parks.

DCR Public Meetings Information 

Find out about DCR public meetings

DCR Projects 

Learn about DCR projects